Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with text in Photoshop, part of Designing a Magazine Cover.
Okay, we are now ready to add our cover type, and adding the type in Photoshop can be a…bit of a frustrating experience, especially if you are used to the sophistication of InDesign's…paragraph styles, or even Illustrator's paragraph styles.…In Photoshop CS6 there is a Paragraph Styles option, but what it lacks which would really…be useful for us is the ability to base one style on another, then go and edit the parent…style and have that affect all of the offspring styles.…
So for that reason and for other reasons, mainly because the Paragraph Styles leave a bit to…be desired the way they are in Photoshop, I am not even going to use them.…Instead, I'm going to use this simple--it seems a rather primitive approach given the sophistication…of Photoshop in just about every other realm--…but I'm going to do nothing more than get one layer of type using Placeholder type.…Get this ready using my Character formats, sizing it as necessary, adjusting the Leading as necessary.…
Two pieces of type here, so I'm also adjusting the space between the paragraphs, making those adjustments as necessary.…
- The history of magazine covers
- Choosing a cover image
- Making color and tonal adjustments to the image
- Placing and positioning the masthead
- Positioning, scaling, and cropping the cover image
- Creating a color palette
- Adding cover text
- Creating a peeling sticker effect
- Preparing for print
Skill Level Intermediate
1. An Overview of Magazine Cover Design
2. Planning the Cover
3. Creating the Cover in InDesign
4. Preparing for Print
5. Alternative Workflows: Photoshop
6. Alternative Workflows: Illustrator
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